Friday, August 31, 2012

Where Have all the Swaps Gone?

When I first started blogging, I loved joining swaps. I met some of my favorite bloggers through swaps.  For awhile, I was joining every swap that looked the least bit interesting. Some of my favorites are the ParTea Time swap with the the ParTea Planner (who no longer blogs) and the Bits and Pieces swap hosted by Everday is a Holiday. I also hosted a few myself.  I love getting mail and getting to know other people so it was a win-win!  My last swap was Amy Powers' Birthday Treasury Swap.  Unfortunately, that was the one and only swap I ever participated in where my partner left me hanging. Such a disappointment!!! Still, I love swaps.

I realized last night, though, that no one seems to do them anymore. I can't remember the last time I saw a creative blogger announce a swap opportunity.  It's a lot of work to put something like that together but they are always so fun. 

When I'm not feeling melancholy about the lack of swaps these days, I am excited about starting the newest Brave Girls Club class next week called Art School.  I think I have all my supplies ready and I can't wait to get started!  I also have the big ART IS YOU retreat here in Petaluma to look forward to.  I am taking Cathe Holden's class and, from all the sneak peeks she has been posting, I think it is going to be great!!!!

5 comments:

Sharon said...

I too like the Brave Girls Club. The Art School class looks like fun. I am going to a BGC soon, it is going to be fun. Another other classes that you know of?

Amy said...

Sharon--I love all the Brave Girls Club classes and have also really enjoyed Christy Tomlinson's classes. Definitely go check her out!!!

-Amy

Michelle said...

I have thought the same thing! I miss them too, not enough to do all that work myself though. Let us know if you find any again!

Sarah B. B. said...

That is so true! Of course, I barely blog anymore, and only about the girls, so I can't judge folks for not having time to host! I think you were my very first swap partner, now that I think about it...

Amy said...

Sarah-I'm so glad you stopped by!! It's good to hear from you!!!